4757-19-07 Endorsement of a social work license.

(A) An applicant requesting licensure as a social worker or independent social worker via endorsement shall submit to the Board all of the following:

(1) A completed licensure application for the level of licensure for which the applicant is seeking licensure;

(2) The required fee established by the board under paragraph (B) of rule 4757-1-05 of the Administrative Code;

(3) An official statement, which indicates applicant is currently licensed, certified, registered, or otherwise authorized to practice as a social worker or independent social worker in another jurisdiction;

(4) An official statement from any and all jurisdictions where the applicant is currently or has been previously licensed, certified, registered, or otherwise authorized to practice as a social worker indicating whether the applicant is in good standing and whether disciplinary action has been taken or is pending against the applicant;

(5) All transcripts of undergraduate education and, if applicable, graduate education;

(6) If the applicant has taken another jurisdiction's bachelor's, master's, advanced generalist or clinical licensure exam, documentation of whether the applicant passed that exam; and

(7) Any additional documentation requested by the board that would assist the board in making a determination based on paragraphs (B)(1) to (B)(6) of this rule.

(B) The social worker professional standards committee may consider the following factors to determine whether to grant the applicant a license via endorsement:

(1) Whether the applicant possesses a bachelor's, master's and or doctor's degree in social work awarded by an appropriately accredited institution;

(2) Whether the applicant's degree and coursework in social work is substantially similar to the requirements in paragraphs (C)(1) or (C)(2) of rule 4757-19-01 of the Administrative Code;

(3) Whether the applicant for independent social worker has substantially equivalent supervised experience required by division (B)(3) of 4757.27 of the Revised Code and paragraph (B)(2) of rule 4757-19-02 of the Administrative Code;

(4) Whether the applicant has passed a state social worker or independent social worker licensure exam that is substantially similar to Ohio's examination;

(5) Whether the applicant's license is currently in good standing in another jurisdiction and whether applicant has been disciplined in another jurisdiction;

(6) The number of years the applicant has practiced as a social worker or independent social worker in another jurisdiction;

Replaces: 4757-19-07

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 10/12/2012 and 09/20/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4757.18
Rule Amplifies: 4757.18
Prior Effective Dates: 7-3-97; 1-10-08